Sunday 22 October 2017

Michael Masterson (65) owns 47pc of UK construction and plant-hire firm Masterson Holdings, with his family owning the remaining equity.

Business is booming, with sales jumping to €203m and profits almost doubling to €11m. Between dividends and fees, Achill man Masterson and the top brass shared €18.3m last year. Masterson's many horses race under the Mayo colours of red and green.

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